Midsummer fun continues all over the Bay. Be careful, be kind, mask up indoors, and head out for plays, concerts, films and nightlife frolics. Many venues are requiring masks, proof of vaccination or proof of a negative COVID test for entry.
Lisa Geduldig's monthly online comedy show Lockdown Comedy celebrates its one-year anniversary on July 15 with a rollicking night of comics from around the world: Marga Gomez, Jim Short, Shazia Mirza, oh, and Lisa's mom.
Our weekly search for the year's best item stopped still for a fascinating two-page interview with the late great Sylvester. The feature served as an advance to his now-legendary Feb. 4 One Night Only concert at The Castro Theatre.
In midsummer, many arts organizations are planning their post-pandemic performances, while others, including nightlife event producers, have already returned to normal, somewhat. Catch up in Going Out.
We're not a big fan of fireworks, or nationalism, so this holiday weekend, if you're not escaping town, or hiding online, here are some entertainment and nightlife options; no stars or spangled banners required.
Let's gander at a June 23 interview with Tom Ammiano, gay comic and later, politico and memoirist. Writer Scott Treimel's ruminative feature focuses on the politics of Tom's "sissy" stand-up style.
Now that in-person events are quickly becoming the norm, our ever-evolving listings will mutate. We're focusing on in-place events for now. Happy Pride etc.!
1982 saw the Bay Area Reporter moving to a weekly format, which provided twice as much fascinating coverage, including the year's best in arts, and a popular Dog Show on Castro Street with an appearance by Shirley MacLaine.
One of the more exciting pieces of news regarding the state's reopening is the return of Empress Juanita MORE!'s annual Pride Party at 620 Jones on June 27, Pride Sunday.
Person to person, get ready to party in places, not shelter in place. We're collectively emerging from our mostly masked, indoors, cautious and creative collabs, like Munchkins wooed out of hiding by Glinda.
Lorant Duzgun, producer, professional DJ and owner of Royal Advisor Records, about the impact of COVID, New York'c club scene, and how he came to be a DJ.
Heading into the home stretch of Pride Month, many nightclubs, bars and theaters are welcoming indoor patrons, with some outdoor spaces welcoming guests; bring proof of vaccination in most cases. Unfurl, unmask -or not, if you choose- and enjoy.
As we continue into Pride month, let's indulge in LGBT-specific arts, nightlife and community events, while also considering our straight allies' goings-on, if they behave.